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Green's Lemon Flavour Pie Filling

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Brand: Green's / Type: Pie

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      06.03.2011 22:00
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      An easy to use mix at a good price

      Review of Green's Lemon Pie Filling

      ==The Product==

      Green's Lemon Pie Filling is found in the home baking section of supermarkets. As the name suggests it is a filling mix for lemon meringue pie, a firm favourite with my family!

      The pie filling is presented in a recyclable cardboard box containing two paper sachets of the powdered lemon filling mix. The box bears a picture of a delicious looking lemon meringue pie. All ingredients, instructions for use and nutritional values are of course, listed on the box.

      The filling is easy to prepare and all you need is a pastry case, either home made or bought, 2 eggs, 4 ounces (110g) of caster sugar for the meringue and water.

      The manufacturer suggests that it will take you approximately 10 minutes to prepare your pie and 30 minutes to bake it.

      ==To Prepare Your Pie!==

      Mix the contents of one of the sachets in a saucepan with ½ a pint (200mls) of water and a medium egg yolk. Cook over a low heat stirring continuously until the mixture reaches boiling point and thickens, then simmer for 1 minute. Allow to cool and pour into your pre baked pastry case.

      To make the meringue, Greens suggest two egg whites. Whisk these into stiff peaks and then add the caster sugar gradually. Spoon over the lemon pie filling, sealing well to the pastry case edges and then bake at gas mark 2/150 degrees electric for approximately 25 minutes.
      Can be served warm or cold.

      ==The All Important Taste!==

      This pie was a real treat to the taste buds. The pie smelled delicious as it was cooking and the taste certainly did not disappoint. We ate it warm after Sunday lunch and it was a lovely dessert.

      The pie filling was tangy and sharp without being bitter and it contrasted beautifully with the sweet meringue. A sweet and sour pudding perhaps?

      The texture of the pie filling was silky and smooth, which contrasted very well with the crispiness of the pasty case and the meringue topping. A real comfort pudding in my opinion!

      ==Price, Ingredients and Nutritional Values==

      **Price**

      The two sachet box of Green's Lemon Pie Filling currently costs 50p in major supermarkets such as Sainsburys, Tesco and Asda. Of course, special offers come and go, so it is always worth shopping around.

      **Ingredients**

      Sugar, Cornflour, Potato Starch, Fumaric Acid, Flavouring, Salt, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Colours (Curcumin, Annatto).

      **Nutritional Values Per 100g**
      (According to preparation instruction using a medium sized egg yolk)

      88kcal
      Protein 0.7g
      Carbohydrate 17.7g of which sugars 10.8g
      Fat 1.5g of which saturates 0.6g
      Fibre 0.3g
      Sodium 0.10g

      **Warnings and other nutritional information**

      This product contains no artificial colours or flavours.
      It is suitable for vegetarians.
      When made as per instructions, finished dish contains eggs.


      ==My Thoughts and Conclusion==

      This is a budget conscious product, the single sachet I used produced a very acceptable dessert which served 3 adults and 2 children satisfactorily. True you need to add eggs, sugar and supply your own pastry case, but even so, this is a cost effective pud!

      The taste is very good, there is none of the artificial flavour that can accompany packet mixes. The filling was just the right level of tartness, any more would have been overkill in my opinion, any less lemon flavour, would have rendered the dessert too bland. We certainly enjoyed the finished result and I was very pleased with my efforts. I have made lemon meringue pie in the past from scratch, but to be honest this product is so good, that I will continue to use it.

      I have to say that Green's time estimation for the preparation of the dessert would probably be considerably longer than 10 minutes should you be whisking the egg whites by hand, so if a food mixer or processor is not available, you would need to allow more time to prepare your lemon meringue pie.

      To conclude, I would recommend this product to others and award it a 5* rating.

      Thank you for reading.
      ©brittle1906 March 2011

      N.B. My reviews may appear on other sites under the same user name.

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        25.01.2010 17:44
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        After a craving for something unhealthy, I decided to drive to a 24 hour Tesco one night and find something to snack on, I didn't expect to pick up this..

        I have seen this about in lots of shops and other Green's products but I have never paid any attention.. You can get this for around 30p - 80p, which is such a bargin! In Tesco you can get it for 37p and that is two sachets included!

        The packaging is a small simple cardboard box with 'Green's' clearly stated on it and a picture of Lemon Meringue which says 'serving suggestion'.. On the box it tells you all nutritional information and a recipe of how to make Lemon Meringue Pie.. Inside the product is in two separate plain white paper sachets, which are easily opened by just tearing the top..

        I decided to make the Lemon Meringue Pie, all I needed was an 18cm pastry case, 2 medium egg whites and 110g of caster sugar and a saucepan, some water and an egg yolk to mix with the filing (all this information is on the box).. The instructions are set out so cleary, they are easy to understand and follow.. To prepare all that was on the box it took me around 15- 20 minutes, when mixing the filing I could really smell the lemon, sometimes it was a little overpowering but still smelt good.. Then it was in the oven for around 25 minutes. Once it is out of the oven it says to let it set for 15 minutes, I was getting too peckish at this point so I didn't.. It smelt too good!

        Green's stated:

        10 minutes to prepare
        30 minutes to set

        So that wasn't far off..

        On tasting this product, the first thing I noticed was my mergingue was a little chewing (purely my cooking =|) But when I tasted the lemon is was great, you could really taste the lemon but it wasn't too sharp.. I was suprised at how fresh it tasted, I wasn't expecting it to be great for 37p.. The texture of it was quite thick and slightly sticky, but it didn't change the flavour at all.. For 37p this was definitely worth while..

        It is all natural colours and flavours
        It is also suitable for vegetarians

        Per 100g (According to preparation instruction using a medium sized egg yolk)
        88kcal
        Protein 0.7g
        Carbohydrate 17.7g
        of which sugars 10.8g
        Fat 1.5g
        of which saturates 0.6g
        Fibre 0.3g
        Sodium 0.10g

        The price of this is great and the quality is pretty good. I would buy this again and it was fun to make =)

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